Less Sewage to Flow Into Lake Erie

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File under: Holy shit, how much sewage has been flowing into Lake Erie and why are we just fixing this now? It's 2010, right? Not 1960?

The AP reports that the government has brokered a deal with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District that will make NEORSD stop dumping so much unfiltered sewage into our beautiful lake and surrounding waterways.

Federal officials say they've reached a settlement with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District to reduce the flow of untreated sewage into Lake Erie and waterways near Cleveland.

The Environmental Protection Agency says the district will be required to spend about $3 billion on pollution controls. That includes building tunnels to reduce the discharges of untreated, raw sewage as it works to comply with the Clean Water Act.

Who's up for a swim!

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